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North American stock markets rise on U.S. stimulus hopes and continued Fed support

North American stock markets rise on U.S. stimulus hopes and continued Fed support

TORONTO — North American stock markets continued to grind higher Thursday on new hopes of a U.S. stimulus package and continued support from the U.S. Federal Reserve. U.S.
Ontario court hears HBC's request for review of regulations keeping retailer closed

Ontario court hears HBC's request for review of regulations keeping retailer closed

A lawyer for Hudson's Bay Co. says Ontario regulations that force some retailers to close while others that sell similar merchandise are allowed to remain open are “irrational and arbitrary.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,652.94, up 85.52 points.) Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up five cents, or 0.22 per cent, to $22.36 on 11.1 million shares.
Ontario plans travel tax credit for tourism within the province

Ontario plans travel tax credit for tourism within the province

Ontario is creating a travel tax credit to help reinvigorate the province's tourism industry when COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
Legal pot gains market share in Ontario, but progress will slip next quarter: OCS

Legal pot gains market share in Ontario, but progress will slip next quarter: OCS

TORONTO — Ontario's legal cannabis industry is gaining ground in its fight against the illicit market, but the progress likely won't last long because of COVID-19 lockdowns.
Nova Scotia pandemic budget projects $778.8-million deficit for 2020-21 fiscal year

Nova Scotia pandemic budget projects $778.8-million deficit for 2020-21 fiscal year

HALIFAX — Pandemic-related costs continue to hammer Nova Scotia's finances with the province now forecasting a $778.8-million deficit for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Lactalis Canada signs deal to buy Agropur Cooperative's yogurt business

OTTAWA — Lactalis Canada Inc. has signed a deal with Agropur Cooperative to buy its Canadian yogurt business, Ultima Foods Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Coca-Cola Canada Bottling plots expansion plan in Ontario and Quebec

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling plots expansion plan in Ontario and Quebec

TORONTO — More Coca-Cola beverages will soon be rolling off assembly lines in Quebec and Ontario as one of the company's independent bottlers moves more of its production work to Canada. Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.
Billboard: Interscope Geffen A&M named No. 1 label of 2020

Billboard: Interscope Geffen A&M named No. 1 label of 2020

NEW YORK — Interscope Geffen A&M — the home to Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga — has been named the No. 1 record label of the year by Billboard.
Another dog company heads to Wall Street: Bark to go public

Another dog company heads to Wall Street: Bark to go public

NEW YORK — Bark, which ships pet toys and treats every month, is heading to Wall Street, taking advantage of the pandemic-related boom in online pet spending.